Test Sperm Quality Before Making Donor or Surrogate Decisions


Get all the facts about sperm health first, before making expensive donor decisions.

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Use the Episona Sperm Test If:


Considering Egg or Sperm Donor
You are considering using an egg or sperm donor but want more information to help make your decision.

Considering Surrogacy
You are planning a surrogacy cycle and want to ensure the best chance for success.

 
 

Give Yourself the Best Chance for Success


Deciding to use a donor, surrogate, or gestational carrier is a significant decision, emotionally and financially.

The average cost of a IVF cycle using a donor is $35,0001, 40% greater than a standard IVF cycle. You don’t want to miss problems in sperm DNA which could lead to an unsuccessful pregnancy.

 

Patient Testimonial

“Compared to all the female tests, The Episona Sperm Test is so much easier to use and costs so much less. If this would have been available when we began treatment years ago, it would have saved us a lot of money.”

– Hazel and Vimal Thilak, new parents with the help of a surrogate.

Testing Sperm Quality Versus Sperm Count


Even if a semen analysis is normal, there may be epigenetic abnormalities in your sperm DNA which are impacting your fertility.

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Episona Case Study


The example below is based on real Episona Test patient experiences.

2017-09-01
A couple starts trying to conceive.
2017-09-02
Year 1

They go to see a fertility specialist. The standard semen analysis and the standard female work-up appear normal. $500

2017-09-03
Year 2

They decide to try IVF. $20,000

2017-09-04
Year 2

Second failed IVF attempt. $10,000

2017-09-05
Year 3

The couple gets pregnant with a donor egg, but experiences early pregnancy loss. $25,000

2017-09-06
Year 3

The couple decides to use a surrogate. $50,000

2017-09-07
Only after the surrogate fails does the couple realize they need to look closer at the male side.
2017-09-08
Year 4

The Episona Test uncovers significant problems with genes related to embryo development in the male’s sperm DNA. $495

2017-09-09
Year 5

The couple uses donor sperm with IUI and has a successful pregnancy. $2000

Average costs based on:

Fertil Steril. 2011 Mar 1;95(3):915-21. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2010.11.026. Epub 2010 Dec 4.
Costs of infertility treatment: results from an 18-month prospective cohort study.

 

Better Information for Better Results

1 Fertil Steril. 2011 Mar 1;95(3):915-21. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2010.11.026. Epub 2010 Dec 4.
Costs of infertility treatment: results from an 18-month prospective cohort study.